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INVOC NNC5 - Craig Dunain

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Wednesday 19th January 2022

Entries Open
Tuesday 4th January 2022
Entries Close
Sunday 16th January 2022
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61 Participants
Entry Fees
Senior Member   £8.00   
Senior Non-Member   £10.00   
Junior / Student Member   £4.00   
Junior / Student Non-Member   £5.00   
Contact
Organiser/Planner - Alec Keith

This event is Round 5 of the Northern Night Cup 2021/22.  Look here for details of the leagues and results.

Entries: Please pre-enter online at SI Entries.  This will guarantee your choice of map and make life as easy as possible for us as we try to operate a “light-touch” event.  Online pre-entry will close at midnight on Sunday 16thJanuary 2022.  Covid-19 protocols mean that there is strictly No EOD.

Final information:  An email will be sent to all entrants shortly before the event with any Final Information.

Safety: A whistle and spare torch MUST be carried. Waterproof jackets MUST be brought to the event as they may be made compulsory on the night.  Reflective jackets recommended. There is good mobile coverage.  Emergency contact numbers will be printed on the map.

Winter Weather: Due to the time of year, the event is vulnerable to cancellation in case of severe weather. A weather update will be issued 24 hours prior to the event, both by email to all those who have pre-entered and on the club website.

Planner’s comments: Mixed terrain, some open grassy hillsides, some old woodland, quite a few paths and tracks, some pine forestry. Steep rough ground in places.  We are using the Dunain Community Woods Group land, and parts of the Craig Dunain forest. 

Map: Recently updated, 1:10,000 scale, 5m contour intervals.  Please note (Long and Short courses) that the map shows mountain bike trails in the forest, however the trails are constantly evolving, so do not assume that all those on the ground are necessarily shown on the map.

Directions and Parking: The event epicentre will be located near the Duckpond, NH 634436.  The area is reached either by Leachkin Road; or by following the A82 for approx. 2 miles from Tomnahurich Bridge, turning R (Kilvean) then immediately L and following the road up to Forester’s Way.  Parking is on the streets around Westercraigs/ Great Glen Place and associated area.  Please drive slowly in the area; respect residents’ privacy and don’t block accesses to houses; in particular and to respect some local sensitivities please don’t park in the area in front of the houses approx. 80m north of the Duckpond.  Be careful of any traffic while walking to the event area. 

Enquiries / Download: Map, control description and dibber collection and Download at Event HQ (likely a van), near the Duckpond.

Start/Finish: The Start will be approx. 300m/10min walk from Enquiries/Download; the Finish will be elsewhere and also about 300m walk from Enquiries/Download.  These routes will be marked  – please follow tapes/reflective markers. 

Timings: Enquiries will open at 1745. Starts from 1800 to 1900.  Courses will close at 2000. There are no pre-allocated start times – please turn up at the Start and wait to slot in.

Course info: 3 courses are offered.  Note that if you start the Long course, it will be possible to cut out a loop about 2/3rds of the way round and thus to still complete the Short course if you are running out of time or enthusiasm.  The course stats, subject to checking/weather:

Course

Length

Climb

No of controls

Max difficulty

Long

4.2km

210m

16

TD5

Short

2.7km

150m

11

TD4

Novice

2.0km

85m

10

TD3


Juniors
:  Note that anyone under the age of 14 MUST be accompanied on their course by an adult unless the parent/guardian can convince the organiser of the young orienteer's proven competence at night orienteering and suitability to tackle their chosen course.    Adults shadowing juniors on the Novice course can run competitively on the Short/Long afterwards. If you shadow a junior on the Short/Long you should declare yourself non-competitive to the organiser if later running one of those courses.

SportIdent Timing: There is no fee for hire of SI-Cards. However if you lose a hire card we will require you to pay the replacement cost.

Facilities:  None - no indoor venue, no loos (go before you leave home), no refreshments.

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs only, on leads please.

Medical Conditions: If you have a pre-existing medical condition of which we should be aware, please notify us of the details in advance. This information will be kept for the duration of the event and then deleted afterwards.

Planner/ Organiser:  Alec Keith (INVOC)

SportIdent Timing Officer: TBA

Safety sign-off:  Johannes Petersen (INVOC)

Hazards:  As well as traffic on the public roads while accessing the event area, please also be aware of the risk of ticks and Lyme’s Disease (despite the time of year, ticks do remain present and active); also as the area is popular with dog walkers, be aware of the associated risks of and the adhesive nature of dog poo.

Risk Assessments: A full risk assessment and a separate Covid risk assessment have been carried out and will be available to inspect at Enquiries.

Insurance: If you have competed in three orienteering events and not joined an orienteering club that is a member of the British Orienteering Federation then you are not covered by our public liability insurance.

First aid:  The first aid point is at Enquiries.  A&E at Raigmore Hospital (10min drive). 

BOF event number: 80629

Covid-19:  Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household feel unwell or have any Covid-19 symptoms (well documented elsewhere). Also, do not attend if you or anyone in your household have been told to isolate or quarantine. People in higher risk categories should be aware that meeting a group of people does increase the possibility of them becoming infected. We also recommend that if you have a smartphone, you download the Protect Scotland app. Competitors should read and abide by British Orienteering's Code of Conduct for Participants.  Full details of Invoc’s position on Covid-19 measures is available on the event details found on the Invoc website.


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